Cycle Right, the National Training Standard
What is Cycle Right, the National Cycling Training Standard?
Cycle Right is the new National Cycling Training Standard which will bring current and future training activity in under a best-practice standard going forward. Cycle Right is an initiative of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, in association with Cycling Ireland and other interested parties such as the RSA, An Taisce Green Schools, An Garda Síochána, Coaching Ireland and various Local Authorities and Local Area Sports Partnership.
Cycle Right training aims to give trainees the confidence, skill and road safety knowledge to use their bike to get places – to school, to work, for leisure. Over a series of stages, one to three, cyclists will increase their skills and experience, both in bike handling and in on-road cycling, leading them on a pathway towards proficiency and safe journeying on the road network. An enjoyable training experience, as a major component of enhanced learning, will be key.
Cycle Right will be delivered by a network of instructors who have attended the Cycle Right Trainers’ Course and who are registered on the Cycle Right Trainers’ Register which will be maintained by Cycling Ireland, the National Governing Body for cycling in Ireland.
Cycle Right will be delivered in different environments, from schools to businesses to community group settings.
Cycle Right is targeted to pilot in autumn 2015 in selected areas in a geographic spread round the country. A period of evaluation will follow, which will lead to existing providers having the chance to train to the new standard, followed by opportunities for those fresh to the training profession.
The launch for Cycle Right, the National Cycling Training Standard took place in January 2017.The following link is to the associated press release. http://www.dttas.ie/press-releases/2017/cycle-right-%E2%80%93-launch-new-national-cycling-standard